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Selfcare in Church Leadership Podcast (part 1)

12 July 2021 | by Geoff Cresswell| by Phil Swann

In Acts 20 Paul urges the leaders at Ephesus to ‘watch over themselves’, but what does this mean? It certainly has many facets, and as leaders we are better at some than others. We rightly put great emphasis on watching over ourselves morally and theologically, but what about our own needs, relationships, and health? This is the first of a two-part discussion that ask important questions about the balance of our lives as Christian leaders. Through looking at three Bible passages, we will explore the importance of caring for ourselves as well as those that God has given to us:

  • Exodus 18:14-27
  • Mark 6:31-32
  • 2 Corinthians 2:12-13/7:5-7

Taking part in this episode is Phil Swann is a Pastor and former Physiotherapist in mental health settings, and Geoff Cresswell who is an elder and a mentor to pastors and headteachers and delivers training on biblical leadership and wellbeing.